FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What sessions do you run for free?
The first couple of weeks, all sessions are free for people to try. After that, membership is required.
As a member of the club you can turn up to:
Social Play: Wednesday, Sunday
Cardio Tennis, which is run roughly 3 times a term
I don’t have a racket, is that a problem?
Not at all, the club has a selection of rackets which you can use to play at club sessions.
I am an absolute beginner, and I am worried about going along to a session in case I’m the worst there, what should I do?
There is absolutely no need to be worried, many of Warwick Tennis’s members started off as total beginners (and most still are! @JamieBrown), and social play and cardio tennis are tailored to your abilities. Indeed, there are several good ways of getting exercise, without really needing to possess much ability. There also will be certain beginner-only sessions run by the club's qualified coaches in order for you to learn a bit of tennis should you desire. The club also has a huge social aspect: you are bound to feel welcome.
I have an issue with something or someone at the club, what can be done to help?
In case of an issues, the first point of call is the president, Imran Mooraj. If Hattie is not available for any reason, you can also talk to either Clement Ehall or Claire Koster. The club takes the well-being of its members extremely seriously, and will try and help you in any way they can.
I have an idea for how to improve the club, what shall I do?
Any of the members of the exec, who can be found on the 'The Exec' page , would be happy to hear your idea, and bring it up at the next exec meeting for the club to try and implement in the future. We are a club who always wants to listen to its members!
I have missed trials, is there any way for me to get into the team?
Unfortunately trials are the main way to get into the team, however, all hope is not lost should you not be able to make it or have missed it. The tennis club is always on the lookout for good players, and can add players into the teams at later dates. The girls team has retrials in January, which could be your saving grace. Otherwise, the Matchplay session or by doing very well in the box leagues/ladders are the best ways for the club to get a look at your tennis ability.
How much does it cost to join?
Unfortunately, the up front costs are quite high; however this is the same for every sport at the university, and if you’re planning on being a member of any sports club, the costs are the same.
Warwick Sport silver: £62
Sports federation membership: £32
Tennis membership: £6.
After that, unless you are in the teams, you will not be required to spend any more money to participate in weekly events!